John and I love to make day trips to Julian (about 1.5 hours away from us) throughout the year – it’s a perfect spot to head to if you’re wanting to have a ton of fun without spending a ton of money. Here’s how to have a great experience together in Julian if you’ve got several hours to kill and a few bucks in your wallet: Continue reading
Stonewall Peak is located in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park off Highway 79 South and is just a 20 minute drive south of Julian, CA. It’s one of the more popular hiking trails in the area, and a personal favorite of mine! 🙂 At the top, on a clear day, you can take in amazing 360 degree views of the Anza-Borrego Desert and the Cuyamaca Mountain Ranges. The hike is just over 4 miles and takes about 2 hours to complete. Park across the street by the fire station in the Paso Picacho campground ($8 daily parking fee), pack a lot of water and some snacks for the top, and get ready for a beautiful and relatively moderate hike!
Sundays are lazy days for us – we sleep in, head to church at 12:45, get home around 2:15, eat a late lunch, and usually hit the pool, beach, or do a hike of some kind later in the day. Last Sunday, we chose to do a hike – a hike up an extinct volcano, to be exact. 🙂
If you read my previous blog post about my mom’s 60th birthday surprise, you’ll know I surprised her with an overnight trip to Palm Springs for her birthday. I only booked us for one night (since that weekend was Easter weekend), so here’s a recap of how I planned our bomb dot com 24 hour whirlwind Palm Springs weekend!